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Spotlight on MS Single Wire Connectors: Applications and Specifications

Like NATO connectors, MS single wire connectors are simple in design. Where the two differ are their use cases: whereas NATO connectors are used for high-voltage applications, MS single wire connectors are used in lower-voltage applications.

Here, we’ll look closer at MS single wire connector applications and the nature of these connectors.

Where MS Single Wire Connectors Are Used

MS single wire connectors  are considered the go-to interconnect for military harness systems. They are typically used in vehicle lighting systems, specifically in the cab of a vehicle or on a vehicle’s trailer. MS single wire connectors can be used anywhere that a power cable branches out to clearance lights, turn signals and switches, to name a few examples. To put this in perspective, a single vehicle system can boast hundreds of MS single wire connectors.

While MS single wire connectors are designed for use on U.S. and NATO military vehicles, their applications extend beyond that. Leading shipping providers have added MS single wire connectors to their fleet of vehicles to support reliable lighting system connections. The same can be said for leading construction equipment manufacturers.

What Are Some of the Key Benefits of MS Single Wire Connectors?

MS single wire connectors have proven to withstand the test of time. Since they were developed in the 1950s, there has been no replacement — which speaks to their durability and reliability.

While robust, MS single wire connectors are lightweight. You can store hundreds of these connectors in a small, easily transportable carrying case. This makes it easy to quickly complete repairs in the field.

MS single wire connectors are also waterproof. The connector system is designed so that when the Mil-spec wire is pulled through the rear opening in the rubber shell, it creates a watertight seal that protects the connector from moisture and other contaminants.

Amerline’s Proven History of Quality Products & Service

Considering the number of connectors that can be present in any vehicle system, MS single wire connectors are a high-volume product. At Amerline, we’ve always stepped up to meet the needs of military defense programs, delivering the highest quality connectors on-time. Even the largest programs — specifically, the HMMWV (Humvee) — have been able to move forward with the support of Amerline’s products.

You can browse our full MS single wire connector product line here.

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